The Workshop is the focal point of My Time at Portia. After arriving in Portia, Presley will show the player to their inherited Workshop right outside of the city walls. He will also give a letter from your Pa containing the Workbook, which details Assembly Station recipes. The starting Workshop property comes with the House, Assembly Station, and Worktable, as well as a mailbox and delivery box.
Throughout the game the player will receive mail via the mailbox outside the Workshop. These letters contain general information, events, Missions, Gifts, crafting recipes, and sometimes notes from angry citizens. The presence of a new letter is indicated over the mailbox, with a special marker for letters that start quests.
The delivery box sits on the ground next to the mailbox. This is where the Builder will receive any recurring packages. Items gathered by any helpers will also be placed here.
Workshop Improvements Edit
You start with a Worktable Lvl 1 (3 x 2), House Lvl 1(10 x 10), Assembly Station Lvl 1(8 x 8), and a few starting recipes in the Workbook to allow you to fulfill Commerce Guild commissions, townsfolk requests, and other side quests.
|Home Improvement Lvl 2|
20 Hardwood Plank
20 Bronze Bar
|Home Improvement Lvl 3|
20 Iron Wooden Plank
20 Aluminum Plate
10 Strengthened Glass
The Workshop property size can be expanding by purchasing extensions on nearby signs. The starting property is 384 total squares with an additional 2 x 6 area of unusable space by the gate. The cost to upgrade the workshop property can be reduced by improving your relationship with Mayor Gale.
The Builder can decorate the interior of the House by placing furniture and wall decorations. Furnishing provides additional bonuses for attributes for the player, such as health, stamina, attack, and defense points.